Nadal, partner Salva-Vidal lose doubles match at Chennai Open
CHENNAI, India -- World No. 2 Rafael Nadal made a losing start to his new season on Monday when he and his partner Bartolome Salva-Vidal were defeated in their opening doubles match at the Chennai Open.
The French Open champion dropped serve once in each set as the 2007 finalists went down 6-4, 6-4 against the first-time pairing of Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, the singles second seed, and Marc Gicquel of France.
Baghdatis, the 2006 Australian Open finalist, was elated.
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